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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Pancakes

November 10, 2011

Is it really only November 10th? 

I’m only asking because I’ve been hit full on by the holiday bug and while I’m busy checking my local radio station 5 times a day to see if they started playing Christmas music yet, everyone else is telling me it’s too early and that they’re “not ready for Christmas.” 

I’m so ready.

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Ready to run my 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning.  Ready to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Ready to stuff myself silly on both Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Ready to watch holiday movies and go Christmas light seeing.  And ready to fully embrace winter time flavors.

You know, eggnog, chocolate, peppermint.  Anything decadent and probably not good for you.

These pancakes fit the bill, except they’re not bad for you.  Win-win in my opinion.

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Chocolate Chip Peppermint Pancakes

Makes 4 delicious pancakes.

“The best pancakes ever” as stated by a holiday-obsessed Tweeter.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Method:

  • In a bowl, mix flour, powder and chips.
  • Spray a pan with cooking spray and allow to heat over medium-low.
  • Add peppermint and milk to the dry mixture and mix until combined.
  • Drop batter onto pan, wait until pancakes puff up, then flip and cook fully on the other side.

Does anyone else feel like weird writing the actual pancake cooking and flipping process down?  That’s common knowledge right?

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Feel free to decorate your pancake stack like it’s a Christmas tree.

Then add eggnog, Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea and fresh cranberries to your grocery list.

You’re ready.

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Are you ready for the holiday season?

Is it too early to want to listen to Christmas music?

What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2011 11:35 AM

    I’m not ready to think about christmas gift shopping and WAY too much time spent with relatives…. but I ready for it to be December. Fall term ending + birthday + peppermint= winning.

    • November 10, 2011 10:25 PM

      Oooh, all those things sound awesome. Family can be a little much during the holidays sometimes 🙂

  2. November 10, 2011 11:35 AM

    I have to admit, when everything changed to Christmas stuff like the DAY after Halloween I was feeling like it was way too early…but now that we’re getting into November for real I am TOTALLY ready for the holidays! And cranberries. Chocolate chip pancakes are never a bad idea–these sound so good, will try them soon for sure!

  3. November 10, 2011 2:04 PM

    BOOKMARKING this! I love chocolate. I love peppermint. Done. I may not have peppermint extract, but I DO have some insanely strongly flavored peppermint schnapps–as in, undrinkable in any form, but would probably work just like an extract for pancakes! Yeaaah, these are getting made this weekend. Plus its an excuse to go shop for chocolate chips…

    • November 10, 2011 10:26 PM

      Oh my gosh, peppermint schnapps would be PERFECT!

  4. November 10, 2011 2:09 PM

    Mmmm Christmas pancakes. You should have topped them with candy canes 🙂

  5. November 10, 2011 4:13 PM

    Making these NOW! Oh my gosh they sound so good! Hahah I started to listen to Christmas music once Halloween was over 🙂

  6. November 10, 2011 9:04 PM

    I’m not ready for the holiday season! I’m not prepared at all and I haven’t even figured out where I am goinf for thanksgiving.

  7. November 11, 2011 11:10 AM

    I’m so ready for Christmas! Two local stations are playing non-stop Christmas music and I’m also listening online to the Christmas channel on http://www.iheartradio.com

    Bring it on, I love every.single.thing about Christmas and Thanksgiving, November and December are the best months out of the whole year 🙂

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